Telangana high court
Telangana high court

[COVID-19 Lockdown] All Benches of Telangana HC to function via Video Conferencing from Monday, Registrar seeks travel permission for staff

The letter states that some Court officers and staff members will have to necessarily go to the residences of the Judges or to the High Court, for the smooth functioning of the High Court through video conferencing.

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The Registrar (Protocol) of the Telangana High Court has written to the State Police authorities requesting that they allow the movement of High Court officers and staff required to facilitate the High Court's functioning through video conferencing from Monday, April 20 onwards.

The Registrar's letter intimates that it has been decided that all Benches of the High Court will function through video conferencing from Monday onwards. Therefore, some of the High Court officers and staff members will have to necessarily go to the residences of the Judges, some will have to go the High Court.

In view of the same, it has been requested that such officers be allowed to travel on showing their High Court identity cards, instead of insisting on passes issued for procuring essential services etc.

It is, therefore, requested to instruct all the concerned Police officials working under your control to allow the Officers and Staff of their High Court to travel on showing the identity Cards issued by the High Court of Telangana, instead of insisting for Covid-19 Essential Services Pass/Vehicle Pass.
Telangana High Court Registrar (Protocol)

Read the Letter:

On April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the nationwide lockdown in place to curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been extended until May 3.

The Ministry of Home Affairs notified guidelines the following day, intimating that certain restrictions may be relaxed from April 20 onwards, amid the extended lockdown, in a phased manner by the concerned State/Union Territory administration.

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